I absolutely love the idea of entertaining outdoors. While New Jersey weather isn’t the most optimal year round, taking advantage of the 6 or so warmer months where we can actually hang outside is top of mind when contemplating how to configure our backyard.
One thing we continue to bring up is an outdoor firepit of some sort. Personally, my vote is for an actual fireplace vrs a firepit. It feels a bit more intimate and visually appealing. Plus, I’m lazy and bringing the actual fire closer to eye height seems ideal 🙂